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When Minerva’s Knees Hit the Ground by Amanda Oaks (Free Deftones Inspired Chapbook)


44 poems | 8.7 MB | Free PDF eBook Download

When Minerva’s Knees Hit the Ground
by Amanda Oaks

This collection was created with deep love & respect for Deftones’ music. I chose 22 songs from their catalog & made erasure poems from them. Each of the erasure poems are paired with an original sister poem (including 2 collaboration pieces with Wesley Scott McMasters) & the titles of those sister poems are short lyrics from the songs they are coupled with.



You can read this in your browser or with a PDF reader on any computer, mobile device or digital tablet. You can also read it on iBooks, your Kindle or on the Kindle mobile app by emailing them to yourself & copying them to either app or by emailing them to your Kindle email address. (Google is your friend for directions!)



On Spotify? Here’s a playlist with all of the songs in the book on it & in order!



If you’re not on Spotify, click here for the YouTube playlist!


Amanda Oaks is the founding editor of Words Dance Publishing, an independent press, literary blog + biweekly online poetry journal. Her works have appeared in numerous online & print publications, including decomP, Stirring, Glamour, Elle, Parenting, & Artful Blogging. She is the author of four poetry collections: Hurricane Mouth (NightBallet Press, 2014), her co-authored split book, I Eat Crow (Words Dance, 2014) & her series of free digital music-inspired chapbooks. Mama of two boys & a multi-passionate artist, she lives in rural western Pennsylvania, where she attempts to adult but is pretty lame at it. She digs dancing & poems that bloody her mouth just to kiss it clean. Connect with her @ AmandaOaks.com


Currently working on: holyFool, a mewithoutYou inspired chapbook— if you wish, you can click here to get on our dance card, so you don’t miss its release!



Where’d You Put the Keys Girl by Amanda Oaks (Free Tori Amos Inspired Chapbook)


34 poems | 4.3 mb | Free PDF eBook Download
Cover Art by Alexandra Eldridge

Where’d You Put the Keys Girl
by Amanda Oaks

Tori Amos inspired chapbook: a homage to Tori & her revolutionary art, where a handful of songs were chosen from her first four albums & made into erasure poems & each of the erasure poems have an original sister poem & the title of that sister poem is a short lyric from the song. The collection is sectioned off by album.


You can read this in your browser or with a PDF reader on any computer, mobile device or digital tablet. You can also read it on iBooks, your Kindle or on the Kindle mobile app by emailing them to yourself & copying them to either app or by emailing them to your Kindle email address. (Google is your friend for directions!)



On Spotify? Here’s a playlist with all of the songs in the book on it & in order!



If you’re not on Spotify, click here for the YouTube playlist!


Amanda Oaks is the founding editor of Words Dance Publishing, an independent press, literary blog + biweekly online poetry journal. Her works have appeared in numerous online & print publications, including decomP, Stirring, Glamour, Elle, Parenting, & Artful Blogging. She is the author of two poetry collections: Hurricane Mouth (NightBallet Press, 2014) & her co-authored split book, I Eat Crow (Words Dance, 2014). Mama of two boys & a multi-passionate artist, she lives in rural western Pennsylvania, where she attempts to adult but is pretty lame at it. She digs dancing & poems that bloody her mouth just to kiss it clean. Connect with her @ AmandaOaks.com


Deftones inspired chapbook,
When Minerva’s Knees Hit the Ground,
coming soon, click here to get on our dance card
so you don’t miss it!